LANSING, Mich. (MIRS News) – Voters across the state approved $2.6 billion in new and renewed property taxes and bonds for schools, roads, fire, and police departments, which can be seen on a spreadsheet put together by MIRS after all results were tallied this week (MIRS reported earlier the figure was at $1 billion).

Of the 38 bonding issues, 22 passed for a total of nearly $2.2 billion.

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Troy School District, in Oakland County, passed the largest of the bond issues with $555 million.  The largest non-school bonding issue that passed was $175 million for Lansing to construct police buildings throughout the city.

Counties and cities saw 106 of the 144 millage increases pass.

The most money gained from a property tax hike also passed in Oakland County, where raising the millage by half a point will result in a nearly $6.2 million increase for the bus service.

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There were 126 of the 127 millage renewals passed Tuesday.

The largest amount of money for a millage renewal was also for public transportation in next-door Macomb County where nearly $31.2 million passed.

Out of the 91 millage restoration attempts, there were 69 that passed.

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Waterford School District in Oakland County, passed the largest monetary amount for a millage restoration, which prevents Headlee Amendment tax rollbacks from happening.  The district asked for more than $13.9 million.

Local school districts also saw 18 sinking fund taxes up for consideration and saw 12 pass.

The largest was in Oakland County where the Royal Oak Schools passed a sinking fund worth more than $3.4 million.

Several special assessments were also up to raise money for insect control or garbage pickup, all of them passed.  A unique special assessment was also asked from Webber Township Fire, which wanted $75,000 for fire equipment.  That assessment passed.

Over all, schools were the biggest winners of the night gaining or renewing a total of more than $2.1 billion.

There was a total of more than $96 million raised or renewed to take care of local roads.

Voters in Jackson County rejected a telephone surcharge of $3 per phone to pay for 911 services in the area, but four other millages for 911 services passed.

A township-owned dam got a renewal of a millage to continue maintenance.

Estral Beach in Monroe County saw a renewal and increase to the community flood control plan, which is now equal to $68,000.

A historic institution in Perry failed to get the extra money it asked for from voters.

A unique millage increase out of Manistee County also passed, where Arcadia Township asked for a millage increase to raise $81,245 to maintain a channel into Lake Michigan.

Another unique millage increase passed in Ann Arbor where $6,800,000 will be raised to help the community become carbon-neutral by 2030.  The property tax would also be used to raise money to move toward a zero-waste economy in the city.